Iron Python Beta 7 Now Available

by M. David Peterson

In a recent post to the GotDotNet home of IronPython, Dino Viehland writes:

IronPython: News item

IronPython: News item
IronPython 1.0 Beta 7 Released
DinoViehland • May 23 2006 04:08 PM

Hello IronPython Community,

We have just released IronPython 1.0 Beta 7. This release focuses primarily on fixing bugs and improving compatibility with CPython. We've enabled a significant number of CPython regression tests that pass unmodified (test_bufio, test_colorsys, test_dircache, test_dummy_threading, test_filecmp, test_fileinput, test_fnmatch, test_fpformat, test_hexoct, test_htmllib, test_list, test_pkg, test_pkgimport, test_popen, test_popen2, test_sgmllib,
test_textwrap, test_univnewlines, test_userstring). We've also partially enabled many tests that pass w/ a few test cases disabled (those include test_bisect, test_decimal, test_decorators, test_iter, test_pow, test_repr, test_scope, test_sort, test_syntax).

Additionally with this release we've started strong name signing of IronPython. If you'd like to build your own strong named version you'll need to provide your own key and use the Signed Release or Signed Debug build configurations.

A more complete list of changes follows at the end.

You can download the release from: Microsoft Download Center: IronPython

We'd like to thank everyone in the community for your bug reports and suggestions that helped make this a better release: Andrzej Krzywda, Anthony Tarlano,

Erin Renshaw, J. de Hooge, Michael Foord, Paparipote, Seo Sanghyeon, Sumit Basu, Thottam Sriram, Tom McDonald, Vincent Wehren, Žiga Seilnacht, and 胡 杨.

Thanks and keep in touch,
The IronPython Team